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September 30, 2011
American Eurocopter has received its first order from the Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) in Tucson, Ariz. for an AS350B3e...
September 14, 2011
Aaron Todd, CEO of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) provider Air Methods, spoke with Rotor & Wing Senior Editor Andrew Parker for a wide-ranging interview covering a number of topics, including the company’s recent acquisition of Omniflight Helicopters and the challenges facing the HEMS industry. Look for more from the interview in the October print edition of Rotor & Wing and the...
September 1, 2011
Protecting the citizens and many visitors of Hong Kong—heavily populated and dispersed among many islands—is a formidable task. Hong Kong has a unique flying operation that traces its origins to an Auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force. Formed in April 1993, the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) is based at the busy Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong Intl Airport (HKG), located on Lantau Island...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
September 1, 2011
The UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has issued a £22-million ($36-million) loan to Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland for continued development of its AW169 program. The...
September 1, 2011
China’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has received its fourth Eurocopter EC225. The delivery completes...
August 25, 2011
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan have signed with the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan for an AW139 medium twin. The helicopter will...
August 24, 2011
An important opportunity to impact the future of heliport designs and regulatory standards will be lost at the end of this month. The comment period regarding FAA Advisory Circular, FAA-AC-150/5390-2C which seeks to rewrite heliport design criteria ends August 31st, and the proposed changes as currently written may have significant financial and operational impact on heliport owners and operators. A few of...
August 23, 2011
Eurocopter has signed a tripartite contract with the Japanese Coast Guard for three EC225s. This order...
August 16, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association’s Heliport Safety Survey has received more than 1,000 responses in its first week. The survey is focusing...
August 8, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association has launched a survey that focuses on heliport design and safety. The information...
August 1, 2011
Artist’s rendering of the University of Michigan EC155 paint scheme.  Eurocopter/Metro Aviation Eurocopter has transferred the University of Michigan’s first EC155 to Shreveport, La.-based Metro...
July 14, 2011
Intermountain Healthcare has received the first of five GrandNew helicopters from AgustaWestland. The helicopter is the...
July 12, 2011
American Eurocopter has transferred the University of Michigan’s first EC155 to Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation for completions. It...
June 6, 2011
Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. has reached an agreement to purchase Air Holdings, parent company of Omniflight Helicopters. With headquarters...
June 1, 2011
Grupo Inaer holding company World Helicopters has purchased UK-based Bond Aviation Group for €300 million. Bond provides helicopter support for offshore oil...
June 1, 2011
Squadron, Inc. Photo Hi-Jet Helicopter Services of Paramaribo, Suriname recently contracted the Squadron, Inc. to provide an operational safety assist visit as part of Hi-Jet implementing a safety management...
May 31, 2011
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has installed the first Cobham HeliSAS autopilot system in...
May 27, 2011
A Eurocopter AS350 B3 recently battled sub-zero temperatures and 70-mph wind gusts during a high-altitude rescue of an injured...
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